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Down to earth crafts, recipes from scratch, gardening advice, family activities, geneology tips, and ideas for teaching your kids and grandkids about the generations that came before them.

 

Most Recent Crafts

Scrappy Rose Tutorial
Create a Scrappy Rose with the free tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew!
Smoked Paprika Zucchini Chips
Enjoy Smoked Paprika Zucchini Chips with the free recipe from All Day I Dream About Food!
Vintage Blue Mason Jars
Create Vintage Blue Mason Jars with the free tutorial from A Beach Cottage!
Hot Cross Scones
Enjoy Hot Cross Scones with the free recipe from Whipperberry!
DIY Burlap Bedskirt
Sew a Burlap Bedskirt with the free tutorial from Daisy Mae Belle!
DIY Foaming Hand Soap
Make Foaming Hand Soap with the free DIY tutorial from Balance Beauty and Bedlam!
Aqua Striped Mason Jar
Paint an Aqua Striped Mason Jar with the free tutorial from Lovely Etc!
Growing Italian Parsley
Learn to Grow Italian Parsley with the free tutorial from the Untrained Housewife!
How to Clean Your Dryer
Learn How to Clean Your Dryer with the free tutorial from The Happier Homemaker!
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Seasonal Feature
Summer Harvest Tea

Before the cool weather sets in, enjoy the bounty of your herb, flower and vegetable gardens by giving a Summer Harvest Tea Party. Plan your theme around the garden, invite friends and family. Don't make it a formal affair, but rather a way to celebrate everyone's gardens and share produce, flowers, seeds and advice.

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Home & Garden

Harvesting and Using Summer Squash

Summer squash is one of my favorite vegetables. I love the yellow summer squash in particular. They should be harvested while still tender, when they have a "glossy" appearance and are still small. You will most likely need to harvest daily once they start to appear.

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